I'm working on a project in Avondale where we just passed all rough inspections for a gut rehab (whoo hoo!). At the same time, our exterior contractor pretty much disappeared. We're doing vinyl siding on the sides/back and Hardie in the front. He finished the garage and about 70% of the vinyl, but didn't touch the Hardie. He also had to do the gutters, some facia and soffit.
Unfortunately, and stupid rookie mistake on my part, I already paid him a pretty significant amount for the work. I'm scrambling now to find someone to finish it up for a good price as we can't start on the insulation/drywall until siding is done.
There are about 20 squares of vinyl left and 20 squares of Hardie.
How much approximately should I be looking to pay per square for vinyl vs. hardie? Also, does anyone a reliable siding guy that can help me finish up at a good price? I may have someone for the vinyl, but hardie I know is harder to do.
@Amir Haq - Given your current situation I would just find someone reliable who can do it in a relatively short time most contractors in Chicago are still busy, even in the cold. Do you have the material purchased already? I would expect you to pay $10k - very ballpark. I can check some of our other numbers you need me to.
I can provide a couple of reliable siding contractors. Shoot me a PM and Ill give your our main guy.